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2012-01 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: January 1, 2012

Breakfast: Homemade bagel, lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Mom's mochi soup and sushi at Mom and Dad's.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: January 2, 2012

Breakfast: Pancakes and sausage .

Lunch: Pork with broccoli and scallion stir-fry .

Dinner: Originally my dinner was scheduled to be chicken fingers, boneless Buffalo 'wings' and French fries . Then I thought maybe roast beef, rice and gravy .

What I ate: January 3, 2012

Breakfast: Blueberrry muffin and bacon .

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Bacon cheeseburger and tater tots. With homemade ground beef (4.0 oz. before cooking), Cabot cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce. The burger was previously grilled, vacuum sealed and frozen. I reheated it for 45 minutes at 132°F from frozen in the sous vide. And Cascadian Farms organic spud puppies, cooked in the deep fryer for 2 minutes.

What I ate: January 4, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich on Barowski's wheat bread with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Roast beef, rice, gravy and broccoli . And 2 glasses of Cupcake malbec.

What I ate: January 5, 2012

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin sandwich . And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Stir-fry of white onion, shrimp and spinach . With rice.

Dinner:   Chicken fingers, boneless Buffalo 'wings' and French fries . And 2 glasses of Cupcake malbec.

What I ate: January 6, 2012

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, eggs and toast

Lunch: Chicken salad sandwich and Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips. The link is for tuna salad, but it works the same with chicken. I used one of the 3.2 oz. vacuum sealed frozen packages of chicken that I'd normally use for stir-fry.

Dinner: Grilled salmon, sautéed spinach and rice. I previously grilled, vacuum sealed and froze the fish. 45 minutes from frozen in the sous vide at 138°F and it was perfect. 

What I ate: January 7, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . Reheat of previously cooked filling.

Lunch: Chana masala . A fresh batch today.

Dinner: Filet mignon steak, salt and olive oil rubbed baked potato and broccoli .

What I ate: January 8, 2012

Breakfast: Homemade bagel, lox, red onion, tomato and cream cheese . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Stir-fry of beef, broccoli and scallions. I didn't notice that I had grabbed a package of roast beef for sandwich instead of roast beef for stir-fry. Though there shouldn't have been sandwich beef in the stir-fry meat bin, so it never really occurred to me to check. 

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: January 9, 2012

Breakfast: Toasted fresh homemade bagel with butter, a side of bacon and a glass of orange juice.

Dinner: Beef stroganoff . And 2 glasses of Yauquen malbec.

What I ate: January 10, 2012

Breakfast: Pancakes , maple breakfast link sausage and Vermont maple syrup. Previously frozen.

Lunch: Pork broccoli and scallion stir-fry .

Dinner: Turkey , mashed potatoes, broccoli and gravy. And 1 1/2 more glasses of sauvignon blanc.

Meatloaf, rice, gravy and peas

What I ate: January 11, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito and a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich on Barowski's wheat bread with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Meatloaf, rice, gravy, peas .

What I ate: January 12, 2012

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin  and a glass of orange juice. With homemade sausage on a Barowski's wheat English muffin and Cabot cheddar cheese.

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Chicken paprika , rice and broccoli. And 2 glasses of Four Vines zinfandel. Not the logical pairing but with that much paprika the chicken held its own against the full-bodied wine (I had opened it yesterday).

What I ate: January 13, 2012

Breakfast: Eggs, toast and corned beef hash .

Lunch: Pork, broccoli and scallions .

Dinner: Nachos. With taco seasoned homemade ground beef, black beans, jalapeños and Cabot cheddar cheese.

What I ate: January 14, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . This really hits the spot and is so quick and easy on reheat days, less quick on days when I cook the filling.

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Fish and chips . And 9 oz. Saranac Adirondack Lager.

What I ate: January 15, 2012

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Shrimp and onion stir-fry with spinach .

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: January 16, 2012

Breakfast: Eggs, toast and bacon . With a half slice of Barowski's wheat bread toast with Earth Balance spread.

Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Roasted chicken , asparagus, rice and gravy. And 2 glasses of Aguaribay malbec.

Asparagus (or green beans) and prosciutto pasta

What I ate: January 17, 2012

Breakfast: Homemade blueberry muffin and bacon . And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Pork, broccoli and scallion stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Asparagus and prosciutto pasta . I made this dish up because I had leftover asparagus and it was delicious! Definitely a keeper.

What I ate: January 18, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . With chorizo, green pepper, onion, jalapeño and egg. With a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Homemade chicken soup with soba noodles spinach .

Dinner: Roast beef, rice, gravy and peas . And 1 glass of Solane valpolicella.

What I ate: January 19, 2012

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit . With a homemade spicy breakfast patty, Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese and an organic egg on a homemade buttermilk biscuit.

Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich . On one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Steak, baked potato and broccoli . And 2 glasses of 3 Girls Cabernet Sauvignon.

What I ate: January 20, 2012

Breakfast: Waffles , bacon. Both were previously made and frozen so it's a quick 8 minutes in the oven to reheat.

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: Chicken fingers, boneless Buffalo wings and French fries .

What I ate: January 21, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Vegetarian chili and jalapeño skilled cornbread .

Dinner: Italian sausage spaghetti with homemade sauce and wheat Italian bread with olive oil.

What I ate: January 22, 2012

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Spicy beef with snow peas .

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom.

What I ate: January 23, 2012

Breakfast: Eggs, toast and bacon . And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Pork with broccoli and scallions .

Dinner: Salmon, rice and cabbage .

What I ate: January 24, 2012

Breakfast: Blueberry muffin and bacon .

Lunch: Tofu, broccoli and scallion stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Homemade f ried chicken sandwich  on a Barowski's wheat hamburger bun with wasabi mayonnaise, lettuce and French fries.

What's in my freezer

What I ate: January 25, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito and a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (BLT) on one slice of Barowski's wheat bread, cut in half. With mayo. And Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Meatloaf, rice, gravy and peas .

What I ate: January 26, 2012

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin . With homemade spicy pork breakfast sausage on a Barowski's wheat English muffin. And a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: McDonalds. I was out running errands and had a craving for a Quarter Pounder with cheese. It was a little disappointing, actually. I didn't expect much from the burger, but French fries were a little soggy. Mine are better.

Dinner: I had a sudden change of mood so I ended up making ribs. Well, reheating a vacuum sealed package of frozen pork spare ribs , boil-in-bag, for 19 minutes from frozen. I probably should have put a vegetable or something on the plate.

What I ate: January 27, 2012

Breakfast: Corned beef hash, eggs and toast . With a half slice of Barowski's wheat bread with Earth Balance spread.

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice .

Dinner: Roasted chicken, broccoli, rice and gravy . With 5.0 oz. chicken; when I packaged and froze it I accidentally put 6.0 oz. in the packages so I took out 1.0 oz. for Roscoe.

What I ate: January 28, 2012

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Barbecued pork sandwich. It's the meat left over from one pork spare rib on a Barowski's wheat hamburger bun, with barbecue sauce. It doesn't look that exciting, but it was tasty!

Dinner: Tingua poblano  and a warm flour tortilla. And 2 glasses of Leese-Fitch California pinot noir.

What I ate: January 29, 2012

Breakfast: Homemade bagel, lox and cream cheese . And a mimosa.

Lunch: Beef with broccoli and scallions .

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: January 30, 2012

Breakfast: Eggs, toast and bacon . With a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Stir-fry of roasted chicken, cabbage and garlic . With 3.2 oz. of roasted chicken.

Dinner: Grilled wild sockeye salmon, rice, sautéed spinach .

What I ate: January 31, 2012

Breakfast: Pancakes  and bacon. Both previously cooked then frozen and reheated in at 350°F oven for 8 minutes (from frozen).

Lunch: Pork with broccoli and scallion stir-fry .

Dinner: Rigatoni with prosciutto, tomato and broccoli .

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